Questions and Answers – August 25

by Editor (Tuesday, August 25, 2015 — 5:41 PM)

Questions to Ministers Workplace Health and Safety—Health and Safety Reform Bill 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he have confidence in the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, given his decision not to include sheep, beef, and dairy farming in his Proposed Schedule of High Risk Industries? Rt […]

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PM & Opposition Leader Square Off

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, August 25, 2015 — 5:36 PM)

Debate resumes on the Government’s Health and Safety Reform Bill after prime minister, John Key, rejects an offer from Opposition leader, Andrew Little, to co-operate on drafting a better bill. Corrections minister, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, claims suspended Serco prison guard was not fighting a Mt Eden inmate but merely showing him to improve his sparring […]

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Access Radio: Week in Parliament

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, August 25, 2015 — 5:34 PM)

Extended version of The Week in Parliament with Tom Frewen and Reesh Lyon.

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Questions For Oral Answer August 25

by Editor (Tuesday, August 25, 2015 — 2:21 PM)

Questions to Ministers ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, given his decision not to include sheep, beef, and dairy farming in his Proposed Schedule of High Risk Industries?

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Papers, Reports And A Bill

by Editor (Tuesday, August 25, 2015 — 2:08 PM)

The annual report of the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board was presented when Parliament resumed at 2pm.

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Health And Safety Debate To Resume

by Editor (Tuesday, August 25, 2015 — 10:38 AM)

MPs will return to the marathon debate on workplace health and safety legislation this afternoon.

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Boshier To Be Chief Ombudsman

by Editor (Sunday, August 23, 2015 — 11:14 AM)

Former Principal Family Court Judge Peter Boshier is set to become the new Chief Ombudsman when Dame Beverley Wakem retires later this year.

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Health & Safety Reforms Dominate Week

by Desk Editor (Friday, August 21, 2015 — 3:33 PM)

Week dominated by debate and questions on the government’s Health & Safety Reform Bill; Questions also to the Prime Minister about his confidence in Foreign Minister Murray McCully amid allegations of inappropriate payments made to a Saudi businessman; Green MP Catherine Delahunty presents petition on Landcorp’s alleged pollution of rivers to Primary Production Committee; Select […]

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Questions on Health & Safety Reforms

by Desk Editor (Friday, August 21, 2015 — 11:58 AM)

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse faces questions about the Government’s Health & Safety Reform Bill; Questions also to the Minister for Land Information.

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Emotions Rise In Health And Safety Debate

by Editor (Thursday, August 20, 2015 — 5:58 PM)

The emotional aspect of health and safety legislation caused tension in the House today as MPs debated a casket being displayed.

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Questions and Answers – August 20

by Editor (Thursday, August 20, 2015 — 4:47 PM)

Questions to Ministers Schools—Māori Boarding Schools 1. MARAMA FOX (Co-Leader—Māori Party) to the Minister of Education : Does the Minister agree that Māori boarding schools such as Turakina have produced a considerable number of Māori leaders; and, if so, what is she doing to ensure the long-term sustainability of Māori boarding schools?

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Questions and Answers – August 20

by Editor (Thursday, August 20, 2015 — 4:47 PM)

1. MARAMA FOX (Co-Leader—Māori Party) to the Minister of Education : Does the Minister agree that Māori boarding schools such as Turakina have produced a considerable number of Māori leaders; and, if so, what is she doing to ensure the long-term sustainability …

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PM’s Confidence in McCully Questioned

by Desk Editor (Thursday, August 20, 2015 — 2:26 PM)

Green’s co-leader James Shaw questions Prime Minister’s confidence in Foreign Minister Murray McCully; Prime Minister also faces questions from Labour leader Andrew Little about foreign land sales; MPs mark the death of former MP and cabinet minister George Gair.

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Business Statement

by Editor (Thursday, August 20, 2015 — 2:08 PM)

The House Resumed at 2pm with the Business Statement.

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Questions For Oral Answer August 20

by Editor (Thursday, August 20, 2015 — 11:40 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. MARAMA FOX to the Minister of Education: Does the Minister agree that Māori boarding schools such as Turakina have produced a considerable number of Māori leaders and, if so, what is she doing to ensure the long-term sustainability of Māori boarding schools?

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Health And Safety Debate To Continue

by Editor (Thursday, August 20, 2015 — 10:43 AM)

The Government intends to push on with the committee stage of health and safety reform legislation this afternoon.

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House Rises Debating Health And Safety Bill

by Editor (Wednesday, August 19, 2015 — 10:01 PM)

The House rose just before 10pm interrupting the committee stage of the Health and Safety Reform Bill.

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